Originally Posted by xd_1771
That is not what the traces on the back of the motherboard are telling me. It is a 3+1 design. The other choke/phase on top is something else.
I think you're talking about the red one on the right being a 3+1 (785GTM-E45), the 785GT-E63 is the dark brown PCB on the left:- http://us.msi.com/index.php?func=pro...&prod_no=1966#
(Click heo pic to get an enlarged version)
The UK site has better pictures with a great zoom, but it's down currently.
You said in a previous thread that our Mobo is a 4+2, but to also be cautious as they're NIKOS 'FETs.
I've been cautious thanks to xd
and everyone giving us warnings and information of the quality of Phases, I took this processor up to 1.525v when trying to break 4.7 unlocked to a quad.
I've got a 60mm fan on the way to see how I can mount it around the MOSFETs, and see if the size is good enough, may add a second.
I don't plan on taking it higher than 3.6GHz, so won't really need higher than 1.45v or so, but this Mobo is going to my brother when I get my 990FX, so I wanna make sure it's cooled well.
I wouldn't run Thuban on it (unfortunately), but if you've got some direct air on your MOSFET's it'll be much more likely to run OC'd with volts and not cop out.
Mine's unlocked, and it's been at stock clocks as an x4 for the last year 24/7, only OCing for benching and testing, pretty guaranteed it's sucking more than 125w when stressed as it is.
I'd rather not risk it for a chocolate biscuit, that's why I'm getting some direct fans for it, may even get some Enzotech's, if they will make a difference over it's stock HS.